-Deborah Smith, NYT bestselling author
-Mary Balogh, NYT bestselling author
Judith Bowen grew up in a logging camp in the foothills of Alberta, Canada. She began writing as a schoolgirl but it wasn't until she was working as a journalist in Montreal that she decided to try her hand at fiction. After a few unsuccessful submissions, she sold "That Man Next Door" (1990) to Silhouette Books, followed by 18 more novels and a couple of novellas. Her last novel, "West of Glory," a mainstream offering from Harlequin Books following her wildly popular "Men of Glory" series for Superromance, came out in 2002. Judith's books are still widely available in e-book format.
Since then, Judith has turned her talents in other directions and in 2009 completed a Master's degree in Food Culture and Communication at Universita deglie studie di scienze gastronomiche in Parma, Italy. She is currently working on a collection of short stories, another novel which she says she has had "simmering" on the back-burner for years, as well as various articles in food history and culture. Her most recent work is included in an upcoming book from Reaktion Books, UK, on dining on the legendary railways of the world. Judith wrote the chapter on the Canadian transcontinental railways.
Judith lives on the bank of the Fraser River near Vancouver, British Columbia where she keeps a "riverside hut" studio for writing and painting. She is always happy to hear from her readers.